Marco Polo Marathon

On November 1, we’re running the first Marco Polo Marathon – a guided journey through language and culture.

Marco Polo Marathon

Join us for an exciting day of varied activities, at the Multicultural Hub, 509 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

10h00 – 10h30Language in your hand How would you sculpt a word like ‘home’, ‘friend’ or ‘animal’?

10h30 – 10h45Interpreting the world – Opening address by Charles Qin, Founder of Chin Communications

10h45 – 11h45China food tourhunt and gather food from the four corners of China at nearby shops, and share your bilingual stories of China’s diversity through food memories

11h45 – 12h45 – Twitterpretation – take part in a bilingual-live-tweet-fest of iconic Chinese and Australian videos

12h45 – 13h30 – 一起吃饭 informal language exchange around lunch.

13h30 – 15h00 – Translators in context join leading translators and interpreters in a panel discussion, exploring the complex interaction between language experts and the diverse institutions and systems they work with.

15h00 – 17h15 – All you can translate join a bilingual team and translate new writing from Australia and China – the fastest translators will receive a small gift.

17h15 – 17h30 – Closing address – how to live happy bilingual lives in Australia and China.

Booking is free, but necessary. Please book here, or through our facebook event page.

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